Attractions & museums
Photo: Paul Kuimet
Photo: Paul Kuimet

    Hellemann Tower and the city wall

    Climb this 14th-century tower and stroll atop its 200m stretch of Town Wall for fantastic views of Tallinn's medieval defences.

    The three-storey tower, which stands adjacent Müürivahe street next to Old Town's knit market, dates back to the 14th century and at different times was used as a prison and a weapons store.

    Nowadays it serves far more peaceful purposes: in addition to being a curiosity history-minded visitors, it houses an art gallery.  

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.


    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    based on 144 reviews

    • Great view across the Old Town

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      September 6, 2020 By qferryman

      Only 3 euros each to climb up on the city wall, but not recommended for those scared of heights. The wall contains a wooden walkway connecting two towers. the whole walk way is about 250 yards long... Read more comments

    • Iconic Tallinn landmark

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      January 11, 2020 By product-of-canada

      For me, this should be number 1 on the TA list for Tallinn. This is visually iconic and beautiful. I could not stop taking pictures of the towers. The best photos were from just outside the wall... Read more comments

    • Worthwhile

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      November 24, 2019 By tufty1940

      Interesting historical tower as part of Town Wall. Very worthwhile and again historical with superb photo opportunities